Class Not In Session–Biden Attack Ads Intensify With Trump In Hospital

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 951 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

If there’s one thing you can count on with politicians, it’s the fact they will say one thing and do another. The latest example of this comes from presidential candidate Joe Biden, who appeared to be taking the high road following President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis. Now, just days later, the president’s campaign is blasting the Biden campaign for continuing to air negative ads while he is fighting Covid-19 at Walter Reed Medical National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

Biden’s campaign said it’s not as easy as flipping a switch to stop the negative ads and that it may take some time. The Trump campaign isn’t buying it. “Despite pledging to stop his negative advertising, nearly 100 negative Biden ads slandering the president and lying about his record have aired today while the president is at Walter Reed,” Andrew Clark, Trump 2020 campaign Rapid Response director told Fox News. “Meanwhile, Joe Biden has continued to attack the president in his speeches.”

The Biden campaign claims to still be working on pulling the ads, as they claim it can take up to 24 hours to yank them from the rotation. As of Saturday, negative ads about the president were reported to be airing in a number of states including Nevada, Florida and Minnesota.

Meanwhile, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, is calling out the Biden Campaign for even offering to pull the negative ads. “Why would Biden delay or suspend his campaign when we know Trump would’ve had ads up by noon today ridiculing Biden for testing positive? Get it together,” the progressive democrat tweeted late Friday.

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